Ge Wang

Associate Professor of Music and, by courtesy, of Computer Science

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Academic Appointments
Associate Professor, Music
Associate Professor (By courtesy), Computer Science
Ge Wang is an Associate Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He specializes in the art of design and computer music — researching programming languages and interactive software design for music, interaction design, mobile music, laptop orchestras, expressive design of virtual reality, aesthetics of music technology design, and education at the intersection of computer science and music. Ge is the author of the ChucK music programming language, the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk). Ge is also the Co-founder of Smule (reaching over 200 million users), and the designer of the iPhone's Ocarina and Magic Piano. Ge is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, and the author of ARTFUL DESIGN: TECHNOLOGY IN SEARCH OF THE SUBLIME—a book on design and technology, art and life‚ published by Stanford University Press in 2018 (see https://artful.design/)
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Board Member, San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors (2011 - Present)
Senator, Stanford Faculty Senate (2019 - Present)
Editorial Board Member, Stanford University Press (2018 - Present)
Founding Director, Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) (2008 - Present)
Founding Director, CCRMA VR Design Lab (2018 - Present)
Co-founder, Smule a mobile music startup (2008 - 2013)
Founding Director, Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO) (2008 - Present)
Member, TOPLAP (live coding organization) (2004 - Present)
Honors & Awards
Silver Medal: Graphic Novel / Drawn Book (General): Artful Design, Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) (2019)
Recipient, Roberta Bowman Denning Fund for Humanities and Technology (2017)
Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation (2016)
Champion of the Arts, Cantabile Youth Singers and City of Palo Alto. (2013)
Emerging Pioneer Award, Independent jurors, KAPi at CES (2012)
Best Children’s App: Magic Piano, 11 independent jurors from over 500 products at KAPi, CES (2011)
App-Nation Pioneer Award, App-Nation (2010)
Apple Hall of Fame App: Ocarina, Apple Inc. (2010)
Entrepreneurs We Love, Inc. Magazine (2010)
The 2010 Creativity 50 Award (for creative thinking and doing in media, technology, and culture), Creativity Magazine (2010)
Degrees / Education
Ph.D., Princeton University, Computer Science (2008)
M.S., Princeton University, Computer Science (2003)
B.S., Duke University, Computer Science (2000)